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Intel predicts a software-defined future for Asia

The company hopes to play a major role in SDDCs and use of Big Data analytics

Published Sun, Nov 24, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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NEXT year will see a distinctively software-driven IT industry as companies come to grips with trends such as software-defined data centres (SDDCs) and the utilisation of Big Data analytics more effectively for business operations. Chipmaker Intel intends to play a significant role in these developments.

Prakash Mallya, country manger for sales and marketing at Intel Singapore and Malaysia, revealed during a recent press briefing that the continuous "revolution" in computing means it is no longer feasible for many data-centre operations to remain manual.

He noted that in terms of provisioning servers, storage and networking to support business applications, these processes are not automated. The time taken to get these online in order to run an application is also too long, and this would impact the business's nimbleness and ability to respond to market trends.

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